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Two Talks on the Preliminary Practices (Ngondro)

Saturday, May 31, 2008

His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Drodul Trinley Dorje, today gave two public teachings on “Building a Strong Foundation for Spiritual Practice” to an audience of approximately 3,000 at Seattle’s famous Paramount Theater. The topic of the teachings was the preliminary practices of Tibetan Buddhism. His Holiness taught on the four preliminary practices of refuge and bodhichitta, Vajrasattva, mandala offerings, and guru yoga. In the evening, His Holiness granted an audience to a large group of representatives and members of the organizing sanghas whose volunteer efforts helped to make his first visit to the United States possible. Read the rest of this article

His Holiness Presides Over Debate at Gyuto (March 17, 2007)

The Karmapa presided over the debates on Tantra held at Gyuto Monastery on March 17, 2007, held pursuant to the Gyutoe Ramoche tradition. Gaden Tripa, Ling Rinpoche was in attendance. His Holiness greeted the Gaden Tripa and noted the importance to Tibetan Buddhism of examinations in Tantra. Read the rest of this article